Willow Lake Day Camp is located on 35 breathtaking acres in Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Our 250 mature, fun, nurturing and responsible staff ensures that children try new things, gain confidence and learn new skills.
Program & Special Events
Each day, campers participate in aquatics, athletics, adventure and art based activities. We have age appropriate fields, courts, pools as well as equipment for the campers so that campers receive high quality instruction with an emphasis on fun and participation.
As campers grow older, our program evolves with them; more choices, trips off camp, competitive sports leagues, full theatre productions, overnights at camp and more!
Mix in incredible special events like our Carnival, Willow’s Got Talent and Halloween in July (yes we go trick or treating) and every day is “the best day of the summer”.
We take hiring staff very seriously and we are the only camp in Essex, Morris or Sussex County where an owner/director hires and rehires each staff member. Our staff are warm, caring, fun and energetic.
Skilled specialists run each activity and our focus is on fun, safety and skill acquisition. Our staff make everything we do at camp exciting and our campers love to try new things, explore and follow the lead of our staff. Willow Lake staff are active participants all day, every day.
Our shaded facility has age appropriate courts, fields and activities for children ages 3-15. Four heated pools and two lakes are great for campers to cool off, learn to swim and enjoy boating, kayaking, fishing and tubing.
Our belief is that our campers and staff should enjoy a clean, safe, organized and modern facility, but camp should be, well, camp! We are often told that we are a day camp that should be a sleep-away camp and that our mix of modern amenities in a rustic setting offers our campers the best of both worlds.
We offer door-to-door, air-conditioned transportation. Each bus is driven by professional drivers and is fully equipped with seatbelts and radio/cell phone communication. Bus counselors are in charge of keeping the campers safe and entertained.
Willow Lake offers a healthy hot lunch program. In addition to a hot meal, an extensive salad bar, sandwiches, yogurt, bagels and fresh cut fruit are available everyday. We are able to accommodate special diets and none of our foods use any nut oils or products. Campers are given ice pops or an ice cream snack each day before leaving camp.
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